IAmA 5th generation Homesteader. Ask me anything about the lifestyle!
Greetings Reddit! My name is Brad. My wife, 2 children ( #3 on the way), and I live on a 10 acre homestead in central Minnesota. This past year I’ve seen an explosion of people interested in our lifestyle. Not only in real life, but on Reddit as well.
Proof of who I am will be posted in a comment. my 2023 tax assessment containing my classification as “Residential Homestead” and my username. Sensitive information redacted of course!
Born in Up State New York (St. Lawrence county). I grew up on my family’s second homestead. We lost our original homestead that my great-great-grandfather originally settled to the 1954?-1959? St. Lawrence Seaway/ Moses-Saunders Power Dam project. As a millennial, my childhood and teenage years were spent alongside my father, grandpa, great grandpa tending to homestead responsibilities. Some of my fondest memories were spent listening to my great grandfather’s “ back in the day” stories.
I have the cliché “country boy moves to a city to find opportunity and money. Finds the love of his life, marries her and starts a family. Moves family back to the county to live out a much more wholesome lifestyle.”
My objective of this IAmA is to give the aspiring homesteaders and purely curious folk an opportunity to ask about homesteading. The good, bad, and ugly. My responses will be honest and every question will be answered. Be it 5 questions or 10,000.
Edit: my post history is worth going through. I’ll spare y’all on a shameless tiktok plug.
Random pictures from around my homestead: turkey run, chicken coop, and pole barn for goats ( now completed)